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Volvo Rents Opens West Region Office, Announces Management Team to Support Growth

To support its rapid growth, Volvo Rents, a worldwide provider of small-to-medium sized construction equipment, announces the opening of a West Region Office and appointment of a new management team.

Tim Herzog, a 24-year veteran of the rental industry who joined Volvo Rents in 2003, will serve as Western Region Vice President and oversee the western United States, as well as the western provinces of Canada.

“This is a pivotal time, as Volvo Rents continues to embark on a significant expansion initiative throughout the region,” said Herzog. “The new management team looks forward to further facilitating Volvo Rents’ growth and helping to expand the company’s network of company- and franchise-owned stores.”

Located at 4068 Camelot Circle in Longmont, Colorado, the new office’s management team will consist of:

Regional Executive Administrator: Heather Kovene

Division Managers: Jon Zier (Northwest – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan), Bobby Creason (Mountain – Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska), Tim Herzog (Southwest – California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)

Region Sales Managers: Steve Gatti

Region Safety Manager: Mike Henderson

Region Controller: Kyle Bullock

Region Credit Manager: Danny Wedgeworth

Region Accounting Managers: Theresa Rosenfield and Nick Wright

In addition, former Volvo Rents franchisee Helder Garcia will be leading the region’s efforts in fleet, service/warranty and used equipment sales, as well as procurement and vendor relations.

Ed Cosgrove will be working directly with Garcia as the West Region used equipment sales manager.

Dexter + Chaney Celebrates 30 Years In Business

Construction software developer commemorates milestone with company event at Seattle campus

Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com), developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, recently marked the 30th anniversary of the company’s founding with a staff party at the Dexter + Chaney campus in Seattle.  Spectrum addresses the accounting, operational, management, and reporting needs of more than 1,000 construction companies throughout the United States.

Partners Mark Dexter and John Chaney started the business in 1981 in the spare bedroom of Dexter’s Seattle apartment.  The duo had worked together as certified public accountants in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen (now Accenture) on a huge maritime project involving pricing change orders and mark-ups—a manual process at the time.  They figured there had to be a better method, and decided to apply the emerging technology of electronic spreadsheets to the construction market.

Today, Dexter + Chaney employs more than 80 people who work in two buildings on the company-owned 2.3-acre campus in north Seattle.  While the company has experienced many changes over the past 30 years, its dedication to serving the needs of its customers has remained constant.

“Our founding principles—making Spectrum the last software our clients need to buy, and our commitment to making each client a customer for life—apply today as they did in 1981,” said  Chaney, the company’s president.  “Producing software that our clients never need to re-purchase is a commitment that we’ve upheld for 30 years.  It’s been true for all of our past releases and upgrades, and we will continue to do likewise with future versions of Spectrum and for the life of the product.”

Looking To The Future       

As Dexter + Chaney marks three decades in business, the company is focusing on the upcoming release of Spectrum version 14.

“We’ve taken clients from green screen to DOS to Windows over the last 30 years,” said Chaney. “Version 14 is as big a leap in technology, access and usability as any we made in the past.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that Dexter + Chaney is poised to revolutionize the way construction software serves the industry.

“The development of Spectrum version 14 is rooted in our commitment to our clients,” Chaney continued. “Our development philosophy is simple: listen carefully to customers and then provide what they really need.  That was true 30 years ago and it remains the same today.”

Spectrum’s fully-integrated 28 modules provide a seamless solution that fits the needs of contractors across all construction industries:  general, electrical, mechanical/HVAC, heavy/highway and utility contractors and specialty subcontractors.  Dexter + Chaney leverages the latest technology to continually advance the software, improving functionality and delivering a solution that helps contractors become more efficient and productive.

Youngblood appointed Ground Support Sales Manager for Atlas Copco Northwest U.S.

Ryan Youngblood has been appointed to the position of Ground Support Sales Manager, Northwest, for Atlas Copco CMT USA. In his new role, Youngblood will report directly to Matt Willeford, Manager of Atlas Copco’s Elko, Nev., store.

Youngblood will begin transitioning from his current role as Elko Service Manager within the next month. He joined the Atlas Copco Elko store in June of 2009. Prior to that date he had worked for a competitive ground support supply company. Seven of his 12 years in the industry have involved the sales or installation of ground support products.

“Ryan’s 12-plus years’ experience in the mining industry will help build strong customer relationships and drive additional business throughout the west,” said Willeford. He continued his comments, noting, “This new position will complement our current sales efforts focused on the Elko area. With the increasing number of mines coming on line and support needed to cover this growing market, Ryan’s addition to the sales team will be a key contributor to our continued (ground support) growth.”

Youngblood’s focus will be on Swellex™ and Roofex™ sales and on allied ground support products through an existing network of distributors.

Youngblood will continue to reside in the Elko area.

J&J Machinery becomes new Bobcat Dealer in Notus, Idaho

Bobcat Company expands its dealer network with the addition of J&J Machinery as an authorized sales and service provider for the Bobcat® product line. J&J is located at 466 Elgin Avenue and serves customers throughout Idaho’s Treasure Valley area.

In business since 1979, the family owned and operated dealer carries Bobcat® compact tractors, utility vehicles, and all related attachments. “We only sell exceptionally high-quality products, which is why we are excited about carrying Bobcat machines,” said Scott Rowland, owner-operator of J&J Machinery.

J&J’s focus is on the sale, service, and repair of compact tractors from 20- to 120-horsepower, but their specialty is the 20- to 50-horsepower range.

With three full-time mechanics, J&J ensures quick turnaround on service and machine maintenance. “Our motto is excellent service before, during, and after the sale,” said Rowland. In addition, they offer an elaborate full-service workshop facility that allows them to create custom applications specific to their customers’ needs.

J&J also has an extensive parts department with stock parts for tractors that are more than 20 years old.

For more information on J&J Machinery, visit www.jjmachinery.com.

Atlas Copco: Valentin Appointed To New Role As Generator Sales Manager – Western US

Eddie Valentin has been appointed Generator Sales Manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, covering the western United States.

Valentin is based out of his Los Angeles home office and is responsible for Atlas Copco QAS portable power generation sales in all states west of the Mississippi River.

Valentin brings a number of years of construction industry experience working for companies that sell and rent compaction, pumps, generators, job-site lighting, and heavy equipment.